ROGUE RIVER TRAIL HIKING TRIPS

Hike the Rogue River Trail in Southern Oregon

Originally built for pack mules supplying miners in the Rogue River canyon, the Rogue River Trail is now over 100 years old and has become one of the great historic trails in the country. More than 20 years ago Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures established the four-day supported hiking trip featuring stays at historic lodges. You’ll have the luxury of hiking the trail with a day pack, water, camera, and a snack while the rest of your gear gets transported on the raft. Our raft-supported hiking trips also allow you to meet up with your guide and support-raft to replenish your water, sit down, have a great lunch, and get trail tips and highlights from the guide. Each evening you’ll arrive at one of the historic lodges and enjoy comfortable cabins, hot water, and private bathrooms. Evenings include fun dinner conversation with other guests and the joy of falling asleep knowing you get to do it all again tomorrow.

Most of our hiking trips run in May and early June and again in September and October. In late June and July when the Rogue River Hiking Trail is cooler in the morning we offer our Summer Hike Series trips. We start the day on these trips hitting the trail when it’s cool and breezy. Once the heat of the day sets in we get off the trail and get onto the rafts to cool off. This trip is a great combination of wilderness hiking on the Rogue River Trail and whitewater rafting on the Rogue River.

Our hiking trips begin at Grave Creek trailhead about 30 miles west of the town of Grants Pass. The elevation at the trail head is 689 feet and at Foster Bar the elevation is 474. Generally, you are walking down hill most of the way. The trip takes 4 days and 4 nights.

Rogue River Hiking Wild & Scenic Section: 4 Day Trips

Nationally protected since 1968, the Wild & Scenic Section of the Rogue River offers exciting whitewater, incredible hiking, overnight camping, and historic lodges. Our trips leave on specific dates due to permits. Feel free to bring your cell phone to take pictures but keep in mind, cell phones do not get signal in the canyon.

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Wild & Scenic Section Services

Additional services that we provide for the DIY adventurer.

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4 Day Raft Supported Lodge to Lodge Hiking Trips


4 Day Raft Supported – Lodge to Lodge Hiking on the Rogue River
Join us for a wonderful escape from the modern world on a unique and rare digital detox vacation. For four days, your feet (and our outstanding guides!) will lead you on an adventure through a remote wilderness that will invigorate your soul. These trips are offered from May through mid-June and September through October. From the first night at the historic Morrison’s Lodge to the van ride back to where you began, this trip is an all-inclusive adventure of a lifetime.


    2017 Trip Dates (4 day, 4 night lodge)
    May: 10, 25
    June: 1, 5, 8, 13, 15
    Sept: 15
    Oct: 5, 15

    Other dates may also be available, please call (800) 336-1647.

    • Duration: 4 Days, 4 Nights
    • Season: May/June and September/October
    • Age: Adults and Mature Youth
    • Start: 5:45 pm at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge the night before your hike starts
    • 40 miles of hiking over four days
    • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
    • A unique and different lodge each night
    • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
    • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
    • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river, the first night’s stay at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
    • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, and Government access fees

    Daily Mileage
    Trail Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
    Trail Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
    Trail Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
    Trail Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


    Night 1
    5:45 pm- Your trip will begin with a meet and greet with your guides and fellow hikers. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrisons Lodge front office.
    6:45 pm- Seating on Morrisons deck for your four-course, pre-fixe gourmet dinner

    Trail Day 1
    7:00 am- Breakfast buffet is available. Please inform the front desk when you would like to join breakfast upon check-in
    8:30 am- Meet your guides in front of Morrison’s front office. Have water shoes and alcohol/ extra beverages separate.
    8:45 am- Trail Orientation talk at Morrisons Lodge
    9:30 am- Arrive at Trailhead
    9:40 am- Final Trip and Trail Talks
    10:15- 10:30 am- On the Trail
    4:30 pm- Ride across the river to Black Bar Lodge
    6:00 pm- Appetizers and Dinner. The generator is turned off at 10:00 pm.

    Trail Day 2 
    7:30 am – Breakfast
    9:00 am – Load boats and cross the river back to the trail. (Common for hikers to ride in the raft for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
    10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
    4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
    6:00 pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. The generator is on all night.

    Trail Day 3 
    8:00 am – Breakfast, relax, and have another cup of coffee.
    9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
    10:00 am – Hike up the trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit the museum.
    1:00 pm – Hike down the river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
    2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

    Trail Day 4
    7:30 am – Breakfast
    8:30 am – On the trail.
    12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
    2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

    Take Out Instructions
    Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $115, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival at about 4:30 pm.





    Get the Free Full-Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form


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    Summer Hike Series


    Summer Hike Series
    Raft Supported Hiking on the Rogue River Trail is our most popular and unique trip.   Afternoon summer time temperatures on the trail tend to be pretty hot. That’s why Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness has come up with a new exciting trip for you to experience the trail, but still stay cool in the summer heat: A hike and raft combo adventure! Most days will begin on the Rogue River Trail when the weather is cool and breezy.

    As the day heats up, your guides will pick you up from the trail and get you geared up for an afternoon on the rafts with sunshine and whitewater- maybe even a soak in a turquoise side creek! One full day of your trip will be dedicated to a side hike with lunch on the trail, followed by a float down an ancient volcanic canyon with the best whitewater on the Rogue!

    This trip aims to touch the best of the trail, best of the whitewater, and the best adventure the Rogue River canyon has to offer! Car shuttling is available.


      2017 Summer Hike Series Trip Dates
      June: 22, 29
      July: 6, 20

      Other dates may also be available, please call (800) 336-1647.

      • Duration: 4 Days, 3 Nights
      • Season: June and July
      • Age: Adults and Youth age 6-11
      • Start: 5:45 pm for trip orientation at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge the night before your hiking/rafting trip starts
      • Four days/three nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
      • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
      • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
      • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
      • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, and Government access fees

      * Please inquire about our discounted rates for lodging at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge before and after your trip.


      (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

      Night 1
      5:30 pm- You will meet for trip orientation. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrison’s Lodge Front office.

      Day 1: Possible 5 miles hike
      7:00 am – If you would like to join us for our breakfast buffet please go to the front desk after orientation to let them know
      8:30 am – Meet at Morrison’s Lodge to finalize packing begin orientation
      9:30 am – Final Trail Orientation, hit the trail for 3.5 miles
      11:00 am – Snack break
      12:00 pm – Lunch
      1:00 pm – On the river for lots of whitewater
      Evening appetizers and dinner at Black Bar lodge
      The generator is turned off at 10:00 pm.

      Day 2: Possible 7 miles hike
      7:30 am – Breakfast
      8:30 am – Hit the trail!
      10:30 am – Snack break
      12:00 pm – Lunch
      1:00 pm – To the river!
      5:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
      6:00 pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. The generator is on all night.

      Day 3: Possible 12 miles (subject to guide discretion) hike
      8:30 am – Head up Mule Creek Canyon for a day in a shady moss covered canyon
      12:00 pm – Lunch on the trail
      2:00 pm – To the river for the best rapids on the Rogue (optional)
      5:00 pm – Enjoy the evening at Paradise Lodge, one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

      Day 4: Possible 6 miles hike
      7:30 am – Breakfast
      8:30 am – On the trail.
      10:30 am – On the rafts.
      12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
      2:00 pm – Finish at the Foster Bar boat ramp.

      Take Out Instructions
      Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $115, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival at about 4 pm.





      Get the Free Full Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form

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      Wiking 2017: 4 Day Wine Hike on the Rogue River Trail

      Wiking – 4 Day Wine Hike on the Rogue River Trail
      “Wiking” is our wine hiking trip with the Rogue River as our backdrop. As with our hiking trips, you’ll hike between wilderness lodges but, with “Wiking”, we bring a winemaker on the trip and offer wines. The guest winemaker will present their wines at the lodges each evening, and offer insight into their craft.  The lodges are privately owned and welcome hungry and tired hikers each evening. The lodges are comfortable, clean, and rustic.


        2017 Trip Dates
        (4 Day, 4 Night lodge)

        May: 15, 30
        June: 12
        Sept: 5

        • Duration: 4 Days, 4 Nights
        • Season: May/June and September/October
        • Age: Adults over 21
        • Start: 5:45 pm  at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge the night before your hike starts
        • 40 miles of hiking over four days
        • Raft is available to ride on for a change of scenery or to rest tired legs
        • Four days/three nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
        • Great food, lunches served trail-side, fun dinners at lodges each evening
        • Wine tastings at the lodges each evening
        • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Lodge on the on fourth-day
        • What’s Included: All meals, wine, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river, the first night’s stay at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge
        • Not Included: Guide gratuity, and Government access fees

        Daily Mileage
        Trail Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
        Trail Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
        Trail Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
        Trail Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


        (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

        Night 1
        5:45 pm- your trip will begin with a meet and greet with your guides and fellow hikers. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrison’s Lodge Front office.
        6:45- Seating on Morrison’s deck for your four-course, pre-fixe gourmet dinner

        Trail Day 1
        7:00 am- Breakfast buffet is available. Please inform the front desk when you would like to join breakfast upon check-in
        8:30 am- Meet your guides in front of Morrison’s front office. Have water shoes and alcohol/ extra beverages separate.
        8:45 am- Trail Orientation talk at Morrison’s Lodge
        9:30 am- Arrive at Trailhead
        9:40 am- Final Trip and Trail Talks
        10:15- 10:30 am- On the Trail
        4:30 pm- Ride across the river to Black Bar Lodge
        6:00 pm- Appetizers and Dinner. The generator is turned off at 10:00 pm.

        Trail Day 2 
        7:30 am – Breakfast
        9:00 am – Load boats and cross the river back to the trail. (Common for hikers to ride in the boat for 4 miles to shorten the hike.)
        10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trailside.
        4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
        6:00 pm – Dinner, wine tasting and fun evening at Marial Lodge. The generator is on all night.

        Trail Day 3 
        8:00 am – Breakfast, relax, and have another cup of coffee.
        9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
        10:00 am – Hike up the trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit the museum.
        1:00 pm – Hike down to the river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
        2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek. Dinner and afternoon wine tasting on the deck.

        Trail Day 4
        7:30 am – Breakfast
        8:30 am – On the trail.
        12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
        2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

        Take Out Instructions
        Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $115, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours with arrival about 4 pm.




        Get the Free Full-Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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        Bettys with Backpacks Hiking 4-Day Raft Supported Wilderness Lodge Trip

        2017 Bettys with Backpacks Hiking Trip – 4 Day Raft Supported – Lodge to Lodge Hiking on the Rogue River

        Our Bettys with Backpacks hiking trip is just for the ladies. Join us with your best girlfriends, mom, daughters, sister, or partner. This hiking trip in the Wild and Scenic Rogue River canyon is an adventure you will never forget! Our raft-supported hiking trip allows you to hike with a small day pack with a snack and water. Frequent stops along the river to meet up with the rafts will allow you to refill your water and eat a snack or lunch. We stay in a riverside lodge every night with a just like home cooked meal, a hot shower, and a comfortable bed. This is the perfect way to rest and recharge for the next day on the trail.

        All Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures hiking trips include van service from our office to Grave Creek and return trip from Foster Bar. Car shuttling is available.


          2017 Trip Date
          (4 day, 4 night lodge)

          May: 17

          Bettys with Backpacks Hiking Trip: 

          • Duration: 4 Days, 4 Nights
          • Age: Ladies, friends, mothers, daughters, sisters
          • Start: 5:45 at Morrison’s Rogue River Lodge the night before your hike
          • 40 miles of hiking over four days
          • Raft with guide shadows hikers and carries the gear, sets up lunch, available for first aid and boat ride when needed
          • Four days/four nights, staying in a different wilderness lodge each night
          • Great food, lunches served trailside, fun dinners at lodges each evening
          • End: 4:30 pm back at Morrison’s Lodge on the fourth day
          • What’s Included: All meals, guides, camping gear, lodge night, rafts, transportation to and from river
          • Not Included: Adult beverages, guide gratuity, and Government access fees

          Daily Mileage
          Day 1: 10 miles to Black Bar Lodge
          Day 2: 14 miles to Marial Lodge (common for hikers to ride the raft part of the day)
          Day 3: 5 miles to Paradise Lodge
          Day 4: 11 miles to Foster Bar boat ramp


          (Times are only suggestions. Hike at your own pace.)

          Night 1:
          5:45 pm- your trip will begin with a meet and greet with your guides and fellow hikers. You receive your bags to pack your overnight gear in. Meet in front of Morrison’s Lodge Front office.
          6:45- Seating on Morrison’s deck for your four course, pre-fixe gourmet dinner

          Trail Day 1
          7:00 am- Breakfast buffet is available. Please inform the front desk when you would like to join breakfast upon check-in
          8:30 am- Meet your guides in front of Morrison’s front office. Have water shoes and alcohol/ extra beverages separate.
          8:45 am- Trail Orientation talk at Morrison’s Lodge
          9:30 am- Arrive at Trailhead
          9:40 am- Final Trip and Trail Talks
          10:15- 10:30 am- On the Trail
          4:30 pm- Ride across the river to Black Bar Lodge
          6:00 pm- Appetizers and Dinner. Generator is turned off at 10:00 pm.

          Trail Day 2 
          7:30 am – Breakfast
          9:00 am – Load boats and cross the river back to the trail. (Common for hikers to ride in the boat for 4 miles to shorten hike.)
          10:00 am – Hiking on the trail. Lunch trail-side.
          4:00 pm – Arrive at Marial Lodge.
          6:00 pm – Dinner and fun evening at Marial Lodge. The generator is on all night.

          Trail Day 3 
          8:00 am – Breakfast, relax, and have another cup of coffee.
          9:30 am – Be ready to hike.
          10:00 am – Hike up the trail to Rogue River Ranch and visit the museum.
          1:00 pm – Hike down the river to Paradise Lodge, lunch on the deck.
          2:00 pm – Enjoy a day at one of the nation’s most remote lodges. Small hikes available, read a book in a hammock, take a nap. Swim in the creek.

          Trail Day 4
          7:30 am – Breakfast
          8:30 am – On the trail.
          12:00 pm – Lunch at beautiful Flora Dell Falls.
          2:00 pm – Finish hike at Foster Bar boat ramp.

          Take Out Instructions
          Foster Bar is 26 miles from the city of Gold Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Rogue Wilderness Adventures vans will pick you up and bring you back to our offices. However, since you’re so close to the ocean, you can have your car shuttled to Foster Bar for an additional $115, and then visit the Redwoods or other parts of the Oregon Coast. Typical drive time back to Morrison’s Lodge is 2.5 hours and arrive about 4 pm.




          Get the Free Full-Color Brochure: Rogue Wilderness Brochure Request Form



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          Rogue River Hiking Trail Map

          Rogue River Trail Map

          Purchase Your Own Rogue River Hiking Trail Map
          Rogue River Trail Hiking Maps are available from our office. Waterproof, 28″ x 10″ full size. Order your map today! Call 1.800.336.1647 for more information.

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          Rogue River Hiking Car Shuttles

          Car Shuttles
          Our shuttle service offers a locked parking lot at our office in Merlin, Oregon. Leave your car with us and we’ll take you and your gear to the trailhead. Your car will be delivered to the scheduled location on your requested day. We offer this service due to the problem of break-ins and car thefts at the Grave Creek Trailhead. DO NOT LEAVE YOUR CAR AT GRAVE CREEK.

          2017 Shuttle Pricing
          All Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventure trips include van service from our office to Grave Creek and return trip from Foster Bar. Car shuttling is available. These shuttles are intended for self-guided hikers on the Rogue River Trail who are not on a Morrison’s Rogue Wilderness Adventures trip.
          Foster Bar / Agness (Bear Camp Road) – $115.00
          Foster Bar (Eden Valley Route) – $165.00
          Foster Bar (Coastal Route) – $210.00
          Van Service for up to 14 People + Gear (Grave Creek / Foster Bar) – $325.00

          Shuttle services are available from Foster Bar, please call for more information.

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